Syrian rockets strike Lebanon

2013-06-11 18:39
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Baalbek - Seven rockets launched from Syria on Tuesday hit the eastern Lebanese town of Hermel, a bastion of the Shi’ite group Hezbollah, causing damage but no casualties, a security official told AFP.

The incident was the latest in a series of cross-border rocket attacks on Shi’ite areas of Lebanon.

"Six rockets landed in the town of Hermel, and a seventh hit its outskirts," the security official said.

Such attacks have escalated ever since Syrian troops backed by fighters from Hezbollah, a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, retook the central Syrian town of Qusayr last week.

Lebanon has officially maintained a policy of neutrality in Syria's conflict, but powerful Hezbollah has played a crucial role in the fighting in Syria.

Lebanon is sharply divided along sectarian lines, which have been emphasised by the conflict in Syria.

The Sunni-led 14 March opposition supports the revolt against Assad, which is dominated by Sunnis, while Hezbollah and its allies back Assad's forces.

Read more on:    bashar assad  |  lebanon  |  syria  |  syria conflict

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